Michigan psychiatric hospital did not remove staff after alleged abuse or neglect, audit finds

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The audit stated the healthcare facility suggested miscommunication with the Office of Recipient Rights caused 2 of the circumstances, and in the staying circumstances, the medical facility did not suspend the contracted psychiatrist due to a shortage of psychiatrists at the time.

The healthcare facility in the audit likewise said it will deal with the state to improve communication to guarantee timely responses to supposed abuse or disregard, and will develop a tracking mechanism to make sure a prompt reaction to state investigations.

An audit by the state discovered that Kalamazoo (Mich.) Psychiatric Hospital stopped working to remove implicated staff members from patient contact after examination of abuse or neglect accusations.

The Michigan auditor generals report covers Aug. 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019..

Additionally, the audit discovered KPH responded to 17 Office of Recipient Rights examination findings up to 180 days late.

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Friday, July 31st, 2020

In its response, the health center kept in mind that due to staff having various schedules, “it becomes difficult for the [resident care assistant] to complete the paperwork on their present shift,” according to the news site.

The state audit also discovered that 67.5 percent of staff who experienced incidents did not appropriately record the incident by the end of their shift, and 27.5 percent of the occurrence reports did not have actually documents of required notifications to patient guardians, the state and city. Two of 40 incident reports evaluated likewise did not document a client injury, MLive.com reports.

It discovered that the state evaluated 30 of 70 complaints handled by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Recipient Rights. For 3 of 19 problems that involved supposed abuse or disregard, the medical facility did not get rid of accused workers from having client contact throughout investigations, according to the audit..

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